Child sex ring jailed for 81 years for "vile" abuse of two Rotherham girls

Child sex ring jailed for 81 years for "vile" abuse of two Rotherham girls

By Adele Forrest | 02/02/2017

Child sex ring jailed for 81 years for 'vile' abuse of two Rotherham girls
Pictured from left to right are: Matloob Hussain, Nassar Dad, Basharat Dad, Tayab Dad and Mohammed Sadiq.

SIX men who sexually abused two “naive and vulnerable” young girls in Rotherham more than a decade ago have been jailed for a total of 81-and-a-half years.

Three brothers and three other men were sentenced for 19 “vile” offences committed against two girls including rape and false imprisonment at Sheffield Crown Court today.

Five of the men were convicted at Sheffield Crown Court last Wednesday of sexually exploiting two young girls at flats on Fitzwilliam Road in Eastwood, while another admitted before the trial to sexually abusing one of the victims.

Brothers Basharat Dad (32) of Eldon Road, Eastwood, Nasar Dad (36) of Cranworth Road, Eastwood, and Tayab Dad (34) of St Lawrence Road, Tinsley, were convicted of 16 offences between them.

Basharat was jailed for 20 years after being convicted of six counts of rape, five of indecent assault and one of false imprisonment.

Nasar was jailed for 14-and-a-half years  for one count of rape, inciting indecency with a child and false imprisonment and Tayab will spend 10 years behind bars for rape.

Matloob Hussain (42) of Doncaster Road, Thrybergh, and Mohammed Sadiq (40) of Oxley Grove, Broom, were both found guilty of sexual intercourse with a girl under 13.

Hussain and Sadiq were both jailed for 13 years.

Amjad Ali (38), of Worksop, admitted before the trial to sexual intercourse with a girl under 13. He was jailed for 11 years.

Details were today revealed for the first time about Ali’s involvement. He pleaded guilty to the charge last February.

The offence took place in around 2000 when Ali was aged 22. 

Miss Sophie Drake, prosecuting, said he told police when he was arrested that he thought his victim was older, possibly 15, at the time of offence.

When the sentences were passed down, there was a shout of “Justice” from one of the victims, while Ali and Tayab shouted the Muslim creed “Allahu Akbar”.

Top row (from left to right): Tayab Dad, Nasar Dad and Basharat Dad. Bottom row (from left to right): Matloob Hussain, Mohammed Sadiq and Amjad Ali.

Speaking after the sentencing, Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Martin Tate said: "Today's hearing is the culmination of a lengthy and complex investigation into the sexual abuse and exploitation of vulnerable children in Rotherham nearly two decades ago. 

"This is our third significant inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham and with the lengthy jail terms handed down to these individuals today, we have now put 18 criminals behind bars for over 80 years. 

"This was a South Yorkshire Police led investigation in partnership with Rotherham Council and the Crown Prosecution Service, and I would like to thank them for their assistance with the investigation. 

“Following the successes achieved, we will now continue to move forward using the learning and best practice we have acquired over the last few years, through work done with our brave victims, their families and partnership agencies, to apply this practice to future investigations.

"I'd encourage any victims and survivors out there who are yet to come forward to please get in touch or tell someone you trust. Officers and specialist support agencies are here to listen, to investigate and to bring perpetrators of this heinous crime before the courts.”

Mark Langan, of CPS Yorkshire and Humberside Complex Casework Unit, condemned the abuse gang and praised their victims.

He said: "These men have been found guilty of a catalogue of vile sex offences against two young girls.

"The girls were targeted by these men because they were naive and vulnerable."

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